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29 June 2016 - 8:38, by , in News, Comments off
It’s that time of year when we start to read reports about how the tennis stars train as we come closer to Wimbledon. We get really excited when we hear that they have been using Pilates to perfect their performance and prevent injuries. All of the top-seeded players have some form of Pilates type exercise...
30 May 2016 - 14:09, by , in News, Comments off
We all know about the benefits of Pilates; improved posture, better flexibility, muscular awareness, stronger core and abdominals and a reduction in stress levels.  It is no wonder Pilates is moving from the gym and into the workplace! A healthy body a healthy mind as they say! Pilates involves concentration to engage both the body...
26 April 2016 - 14:11, by , in News, Comments off
Running a marathon is quite an achievement and whether you have done several or are just about to embark on your first marathon it is important to know how to manage and avoid injury along the way! In the last 10–15 years, there has been a dramatic increase in popularity of running marathons, since 2000...
28 March 2016 - 21:03, by , in News, Comments off
This month we are looking at Pilates for Health.  It is world Health Day on Wednesday 7th April and their focus this year is Diabetes. As you may be aware the government has just introduced a sugar tax, as the NHS state on their website studies have shown “drinking lots of sugary drinks has been...
3 March 2016 - 21:21, by , in News, Comments off
The Achilles tendon is the tendon that connects the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heel.  Achilles tendinitis also known as achilles tendinopathy, or tenosynovitis and is a common running injury.  With all those marathons coming up it is certainly something to be aware of and easily preventable .  The loads going through the...
26 January 2016 - 14:45, by , in News, Comments off
Although we all love winter sports and that exhilarating feeling of flying down the slopes, unfortunately there is a high incidence of injuries.  Often it is that last run at the end of the day when the body is tired and everyone is over exerting themselves (or over indulged in the après ski) when the...